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Best European Tree of 2017: Gnarled oak that sheltered two brothers from Nazis

A huge Polish oak tree in which two Jewish brothers hid to escape the Nazis won the contest this year (see photos below). “The hollow in which they hid was huge. People say it had two levels, the lower was used as a hideout and the upper – as a lookout. Both brothers survived the occupation but their fate after the war is unknown.”

The Brimmon Oak in Newtown, Wales, was the runner-up. Read more about these trees in the  Daily Mail article.

 

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